Ancient Farm to Modern Table

Ancient Farm to Modern Table

Event Description

Join The Paideia Institute at Grand Cru Farm in Stockton, NJ for an afternoon dedicated to the intersections between regenerative farming, sustainability, and the Classics. Tour the farm and learn about Grand Cru's mission to bring wholesome nourishment to its local community and the global environment through ancient, low-till sustainable farming practices. Then, hear from University of Vermont Classics professor and farmer Mark Usher about his forthcoming book Following Nature’s Lead: Ancient Ways of Living in a Dying World (Princeton University Press). Close the evening over a communal farm-to-table meal made from Grand Cru's own organic produce and meats.

Mark Usher, PhD is the Lyman-Roberts Professor of Classical Languages and Literature at the University of Vermont. Usher teaches courses in environmental humanities and in ancient Mediterranean studies. Usher and his wife built, own, and operate Works & Days Farm in Shoreham, VT, where they produce lamb, eggs, beef, and maple syrup.

This event is free and open to the public. Private transportation to and from New York City will be provided; RSVP for further details. 

Co-sponsored by the Princeton University Press.

Tentative Schedule

12:00 Busses depart from Manhattan

1:30 Arrival at Grand Cru Farm

2:00 - 3:00 Tour of the farm; snacks available for purchase

3:00 - 4:00 Prof. Mark Usher book talk

4:00 - 4:30 Transfer from farm to farm house for dinner

4:30 - 6:30 Farm to table BBQ dinner

7:00 Return busses depart

Event Info

Jun 22, 2024 at 12:00 PM - 07:00 PM EDT

Grand Cru Farm
68 Featherbed Ln
Stockton, NJ 08559
United States
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